Your FTP is working just fine, when you have more than 5000 files it will hang to scan all of them and to prepare the download bar. The white background is due to a PNG missing in your download, Reinstall the FULL download.
I think you miss-understood me... I don't get a "download bar" at all?
For info: I'm initiating the upload from the PC (To the PS3) using Filezilla. (Rather than initiating a download on the PS3 - didn't even know this was an option) oh and the upload starts immediately.
Filezilla worked fine for me previously using Dean's manager - but now it doesn't. (FTP using SexyManager as server worked fine)
Once FTP'd, i use Dean's for loading and file managment stuff - it's great!
The white background seems a bit odd - surely the color of the background should be a solid color (black) rather than a full image - the png would then simply overlay this (if so desired)? Anyway - I'll check that out - anyone know the filename of this png?
If all else fails, i guess i'll scrap my current install and re-install. (Seems a bit of pain given that Dean went to the trouble of making an UPDATE package!)